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Ethics for Minnesota School Administrators and Their Staff

Introduction Professional standards of conduct are common in all professions.  These standards serve to provide guidance for behavior and communication as these professionals perform their respective responsibilities. A similar thread runs through ethics in that they serve as a moral…

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Reading and The Brain

An overview of several evidence-based reading models and programs that are effective for preschoolers through teens, including special needs learners. Introduction In recent decades, neuroscience has provided valuable insights into how the brain learns to read. Current research has made…

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Project-based Learning

Introduction I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. --Confucius Project-based learning (PBL) has earned greater attention over the past decade from leading education reformers seeking effective strategies to incorporate 21st century skills…

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Brain-based Learning

Introduction The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Without it we could not dress ourselves, tie our shoes, drive a car, or cook a hotdog, let alone dream, invent, or create. Our brain is who we…

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The Integration of Technology and Education

Introduction According to the National Educational Technology Plan of 2010 (NETP), “[e]ducation is the key to America’s economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher…

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